Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Canada instead of Guyana, you would:

Health

live 13.9 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 45.5% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.0 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 43.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 73.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 98.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 667.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 27.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

have 34.2% fewer children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 37.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 15.9% less on education


Guyana spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 440.3 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada compared to Guyana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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